Essentials of Human Nutrition

Author: Stewart Truswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198752989

Category:

Page: 744

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Food is one of the basic necessities of life, yet nutrition has only relatively recently been recognised as one of the most important determinants of individual and public health. A full understanding of this multi-faceted subject area requires an integrated approach, from molecular to societal level. Essentials of Human Nutrition provides a complete and student-friendly introduction to the field making it an ideal companion forstudents throughout their study of nutrition. Careful editing of contributions from an international team of experts draws together a broad spectrum of disciplines and promotes the practical application ofnutritional science at the human level, covering everything a student needs to know in order to understand the importance of nutrition to health and disease.
Education

Essentials of Human Nutrition

Author: Jim Mann,Stewart Truswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566348

Category: Education

Page: 695

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For those embarking on courses in nutrition or related subjects, Essentials of Human Nutrition offers a broad, quality survey of the field. Chapters written by international experts chart the involvement and impact of nutrition across different age groups and from the genetic to the community level. It draws together the wide spectrum of disciplines, from biochemistry to counselling, necessary to promote the practical application of nutritional science at the human level, providing everything a student needs to appreciate the increasingly recognized importance of nutrition to health and disease.
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Essentials of Human Nutrition

Author: Jim Mann,A. Stewart Truswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199290970

Category: Medical

Page: 599

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'Essentials of Human Nutrition' is a textbook for students who need an introduction to human nutrition. This text provides an account of a wide range of key topics.

Human Nutrition

Author: Catherine Geissler,Hilary Powers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198768028

Category:

Page: 704

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The field of human nutrition has expanded hugely in recent years, to now encompass topics as diverse as nutritional genomics and food security. As appreciation for the importance of nutrition to human health and well-being grows, an understanding of the many aspects of the subject has never been more important. Written by a renowned team of international experts, Human Nutrition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for students of human nutrition and other health sciences, and a valuable source of information for everybody working in nutrition and related fields. The text opens with an exploration of the chemical characteristics of foods and nutrients, before moving on to discuss the physiology of food nutrition, micronutrients, and dietary requirements for different sections of the population. The text concludes with an assessment of the evidence base for a link between nutrient intake and disease risk, and a review of the broad discipline of public health nutrition. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Human Nutrition features: Student Resources: Auto-marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter Curated links to online sources of further information 'In depth' panels: extended coverage of topics included in the book Lecturer Resources: Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures
Science

Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements

Author: Jose Antonio,Douglas Kalman,Jeffrey R. Stout,Mike Greenwood,Darryn S. Willoughby,G. Gregory Haff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597453028

Category: Science

Page: 691

View: 9127

This volume is a comprehensive textbook for the undergraduate course in sports nutrition. Focusing on exercise physiology, this text is to be used in a certification course sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
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Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Author: Sue Rodwell Williams,Eleanor D. Schlenker

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323016353

Category: Medical

Page: 885

View: 9861

This popular, well-respected text presents essential information on nutrition principles, nutrition throughout the life cycle, and an introduction to clinical nutrition. It is best known for its personal application approach and presentation of nutrition principles from basic science to application in practice. Updated with accurate, up-to-the-minute references, this eighth edition provides a condensed, comprehensive format perfect for use in nursing, dietetics, and other allied health programs. As an added value, each text contains the NUTRITRAC Nutrition Analysis CD-ROM (Version III). A logical development of content moves from the underlying concepts of nutrition to applications in clinical practice. A personal applied approach to nutrition needs and problems is reflected in the writing style and the practical applications included in each chapter. A preview and basic outline at the beginning of each chapter establish a focus for the reader. Practical Application boxes provide information and examples of real-life use of the chapter material. To Probe Further boxes extend the discussion of chapter content to issues of interest to readers. Definition boxes found throughout each chapter define key terms and are placed near relevant text discussion to ensure comprehension. Case Study boxes are included in most chapters to promote discussion and analysis of real-life situations. To Sum Up sections summarize and condense important chapter content for review. Questions for Review offer opportunities for readers to check their understanding of the chapter content. Further Reading, presented at the end of each chapter, offers suggestions for follow-up reading. Issues and Answers end each chapter with an in-depth examination of a relevant issue, question, or controversy. Extensive appendixes provide a variety of reference tools, including the new CDC growth charts, cultural dietary patterns, Exchange Lists for Meal Planning, assessment of nutritional status percentiles, dietary fiber in selected plant foods, caffeine content of common beverages and drugs, fatty acid content of common vegetable oils, and other nutrition-related information. The latest CDC growth charts are provided in the appendixes. The chapters on diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, renal disease, and enteral and parenteral nutrition have been thoroughly updated. The latest Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are incorporated. A new coauthor and eight new contributors inject a fresh approach and clinically-relevant updates. Web sites of interest are supplied in several chapters throughout the text, providing further resources for readers to explore.
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Fundamentals of Human Nutrition E-Book

for Students and Practitioners in the Health Sciences

Author: Catherine Geissler,Hilary Powers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049905

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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Fundamentals of Human Nutrition is an authoritative overview that will help you understand the complex subject of human nutrition. This book is a digest of material from the highly successful Human Nutrition 11th edition. ‘Fundamentals’ is intended for a wide readership of students and practitioners who need a broad understanding of human nutrition, but for whom an in-depth knowledge is not essential. Students and practitioners of nursing, pharmacy, sports science, dentistry and other allied health professions, as well as the interested lay person, will benefit from its easy-to-follow, concise approach. Covers all key aspects of human nutrition Up to date with current issues Explains the epidemiology of diet and disease Considers factors affecting food production, trade and access Technical terms explained to help the non-specialist Comprehensive glossary aids understanding Key points summarise all chapters
Medical

Advanced Human Nutrition

Author: Medeiros,Robert E. C. Wildman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284123065

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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Written for the upper-level undergrad or graduate level majors course, Advanced Human Nutrition, Fourth Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective.
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Exercise Physiology

Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance

Author: William D. McArdle,Frank I. Katch,Victor L. Katch

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781797810

Category: Medical

Page: 1038

View: 7451

Thoroughly updated with all the most recent findings, this Seventh Edition guides you to the latest understanding of nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training and their relationship to human performance. This new edition continues to provide excellent coverage of exercise physiology, uniting the topics of energy expenditure and capacity, molecular biology, physical conditioning, sports nutrition, body composition, weight control, and more. The updated full-color art program adds visual appeal and improves understanding of key topics. A companion website includes over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts; the full text online; a quiz bank; references; appendices; information about microscope technologies; a timeline of notable events in genetics; a list of Nobel Prizes in research related to cell and molecular biology; the scientific contributions of thirteen outstanding female scientists; an image bank; a Brownstone test generator; PowerPoint(R) lecture outlines; and image-only PowerPoint(R) slides.
Education

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Author: Benes, Sarah,Alperin, Holly

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492507636

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9870

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education—one that will prepare your students for success in school and beyond. You’ll learn practical approaches to putting the contents in action and rely on an array of teaching and assessment strategies.
Medical

Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fifth Edition

Author: David A. Bender

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466572248

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Understanding the way in which nutrients are metabolised, and hence the principles of biochemistry, is essential for understanding the scientific basis of what we would call a healthy diet. Extensively revised and updated to reflect current knowledge of nutritional and dietary requirements, Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fifth Edition presents an accessible text on the basic principles of nutrition and metabolism and the biochemistry needed for comprehending the science of nutrition. This full-color text explores the need for food and the uses to which that food is put in the body, as well as the interactions between health and diet. It describes the metabolic pathways and the biochemical basis of their nutritional and physiological importance. Topics covered include chemical reactions and catalysis by enzymes; the role of ATP; digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; issues associated with being overweight; problems of malnutrition; and vitamin and mineral requirements and functions. This new edition contains significantly expanded information on a variety of subjects including appetite control, hormone action, and integration and control of metabolism. The fifth edition also includes a list of key points at the end of each chapter. This text explains the conclusions of the experts who have deliberated on nutritional requirements, diet, and health, as well as the scientific basis for the conclusions they have reached. It also provides a foundation of scientific knowledge for the interpretation and evaluation of future advances in nutrition and health sciences. The accompanying CD-ROM contains new interactive tutorial exercises, PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, self-assessment quizzes, simulations of laboratory experiments, and a nutrient analysis program.
Medical

Nutritional Genomics

The Impact of Dietary Regulation of Gene Function on Human Disease

Author: Wayne R. Bidlack,Raymond L. Rodriguez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439844534

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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The notion of matching diet with an individual’s genetic makeup is transforming the way the public views nutrition as a means of managing health and preventing disease. To fulfill the promise of nutritional genomics, researchers are beginning to reconcile the diverse properties of dietary factors with our current knowledge of genome structure and gene function. What is emerging is a complex system of interactions that make the human genome exquisitely sensitive to our nutritional environment. Nutritional Genomics: The Impact of Dietary Regulation of Gene Function on Human Disease provides an integrated view of how genomic and epigenetic processes modulate the impact of dietary factors on health. Written as a resource for researchers, nutrition educators, and policy makers, this book contains the latest scientific findings on the mechanisms of action underlying diet-genome interactions. It presents a unique perspective on the fundamentals of nutritional genomics from genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Contributing authors introduce the important areas of cell signaling and transduction, the intricate regulation of gene expression, and alteration of gene-linked chronic diseases, such as obesity-induced inflammation, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The authors detail significant areas of interest within nutritional genomics—including plant-based foods as epigenetic modifiers of gene function and the effects of bioactive phytochemicals on inherited genotype and expressed phenotypes. They also discuss the role of vitamin D in various cancer risks and the gastrointestinal tract as a defense system. Given the key role played by agriculture and the food industry to produce foods to meet personalized health needs, the book also addresses agricultural breeding efforts to enhance nutritional value and the use of technology to increase bioactive ingredients in the food supply. The final chapters discuss manufacturing practices and novel processing techniques for retention of nutrients and bioactive components, as well as the need for regulatory oversight and proper labeling to establish assurance of safety and benefit. An excellent resource for this exciting field, the book identifies future directions for research and opportunities for improving global health and wellness by preventing, delaying, or mitigating chronic diseases with diet.
Health & Fitness

Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition

Author: Judith Sharlin,Sari Edelstein

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763777927

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 345

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Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition is a more basic version of the author’s larger text, Nutrition in the Life Cycle: An Evidenced-Based Approach, without the high-level research basics more appropriate for advanced nutrition courses. It covers nutrition requirements through out the life span, with a special emphasis on both pregnancy and end of life issues. Including over 100 illustrations, photos and tables, Essentials provides a look into contemporary nutritional issues such as pediatric vegetarianism, childhood obesity, diabetes, eating disorders, chronic disease, pharmacologic considerations, physical activity and weight management, and unique nutrition needs in the older adult. The text also provides a full spectrum of the nutritional guidelines to begin the solid preparation needed for a career in practice.
Medical

Introduction to Human Nutrition

Author: Michael J. Gibney,Susan A. Lanham-New,Aedin Cassidy,Hester H. Vorster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118684702

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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In this second edition of the introductory text in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Introduction to Human Nutrition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Introduction to Human Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.
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Essential Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Author: Stefano Guandalini

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071416306

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 2852

A practical and concise guide to gastrointestinal, hepatic, and nutrition disorders in the pediatric patient. Featuring a large amount of tables, lists, and other summary features, this book provides practitioners and residents with a quick but substantial reference. Includes a drug formulary for common prescriptions.
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Dietary Reference Intakes

The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements

Author: Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030965646X

Category: Medical

Page: 1329

View: 2817

Widely regarded as the classic reference work for the nutrition, dietetic, and allied health professions since its introduction in 1943, Recommended Dietary Allowances has been the accepted source in nutrient allowances for healthy people. Responding to the expansion of scientific knowledge about the roles of nutrients in human health, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, in partnership with Health Canada, has updated what used to be known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and renamed their new approach to these guidelines Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Since 1998, the Institute of Medicine has issued eight exhaustive volumes of DRIs that offer quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets applicable to healthy individuals in the United States and Canada. Now, for the first time, all eight volumes are summarized in one easy-to-use reference volume, Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment. Organized by nutrient for ready use, this popular reference volume reviews the function of each nutrient in the human body, food sources, usual dietary intakes, and effects of deficiencies and excessive intakes. For each nutrient of food component, information includes: Estimated average requirement and its standard deviation by age and gender. Recommended dietary allowance, based on the estimated average requirement and deviation. Adequate intake level, where a recommended dietary allowance cannot be based on an estimated average requirement. Tolerable upper intake levels above which risk of toxicity would increase. Along with dietary reference values for the intakes of nutrients by Americans and Canadians, this book presents recommendations for health maintenance and the reduction of chronic disease risk. Also included is a “Summary Table of Dietary Reference Intakes,” an updated practical summary of the recommendations. In addition, Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment provides information about: Guiding principles for nutrition labeling and fortification Applications in dietary planning Proposed definition of dietary fiber A risk assessment model for establishing upper intake levels for nutrients Proposed definition and plan for review of dietary antioxidants and related compounds Dietitians, community nutritionists, nutrition educators, nutritionists working in government agencies, and nutrition students at the postsecondary level, as well as other health professionals, will find Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment an invaluable resource.
Medical

Nutrition in Public Health

Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Arlene Spark,Lauren M. Dinour,Janel Obenchain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466589957

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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This second edition of a bestseller, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice focuses on the role of the federal government in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice. Beginning with an overview of public health principles, the book examines the application of nutritional policy to dietary guidance, health promotion, and the practice of public health nutrition. Highlights of New Coverage in the Second Edition: Legislation such as Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill); and proposals for the next Farm Bill Discussions of study designs, the SEED-SCALE model for health promotion, health disparities and health equity, worksite wellness, Let’s Move!, and other initiatives Impact of the ACA on menu labeling policies, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act, and legislation regarding breastfeeding Examination of health disparities, demographic trends, and health literacy; sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; and the role of social media in tailored health communications 2010 Dietary Guidelines with analysis of potential upcoming changes in 2015 Dietary Guidelines, Healthy Eating Index 2010, MyPlate, and Harvard Healthy Eating Plate Best Bones Forever! Campaign, text messaging for tailored health communication, and 4 Day Throw Away study assessing the use of social media for education regarding food safety The book explores the importance of nutrition as a component of the broad field of public health. The authors review the principles of public health nutrition, examining nutritional epidemiology and programs that deal with health disparities, weight control challenges, and the needs of special populations. The text addresses the practice of public health nutrition through tools for conducting a food and nutrition assessment of a community, designing and carrying out a social marketing campaign, and developing large and small grant proposals. Nutrition in Public Health provides an integrated view of nutrition needs and the policies and political mechanisms that affect the delivery of quality food and nutrition services. It gives students a thorough understanding of the federal government’s role in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice.
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Molecular, Genetic, and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals

Author: James F Collins

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128023767

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 7298

Molecular, Genetic, and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals is a unique reference that provides a complete overview of the non-vitamin micronutrients, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. In addition, the book covers the nutritional and toxicological properties of nonessential minerals chromium, fluoride and boron, and silicon and vanadium, as well as ultra-trace minerals and those with no established dietary requirement for humans. Users will find in-depth chapters on each essential mineral and mineral metabolism, along with discussions of dietary recommendations in the United States and around the world. Presents the only scientific reference to cover all of the nutritionally relevant essential major and trace minerals Provides a broad introductory chapter on each mineral to give readers valuable background and context Clarifies the cellular and molecular aspects of each mineral and its genetic and genomic aspects Includes coverage of all nutritionally relevant minerals—essential major trace minerals and ultra-trace minerals Underscores the important interactions between minerals so readers learn how metabolism of one mineral influences another